It’s finally the holiday season and now is the time to start planning out your favorite Paleo dinners. Watching what you eat and still enjoying all the holiday favorites can seem like an impossible idea at first, but after you read over these recipes you’ll see that it’s actually easy as pie!
Turkey, Pie and Egg Nog, we’ve got all the bases covered! So take notes and get your grocery list ready so you can have a healthy holiday feast! If you’re searching for a personal trainer in Raleigh NC this holiday season, call CrossFit Invoke and ask about our specials.
CrossFit Holiday Recipes
Rosemary and Orange Roasted Turkey
1 – 14-16 lb Pastured Turkey
1 Bunch – Divided Rosemary
2 – Quartered Oranges
2 Cups – Vegetable Stock
2 – Sticks Grass-fed melted Butter
1/4 Cup – Gray Salt
First, preheat your oven to 375°F. Next, tuck the turkey’s wings behind its back to make it round. Place half of the rosemary and orange quarters inside the turkey. Take the rest of orange quarters and rosemary and place it around the bird. Pour the melted butter over the top and season with the gray salt. Place the entire turkey on a roasting rack and fill the bottom of your pan with 3 cups of vegetable stock. Let the turkey roast for 15 minutes for each pound it weighs. The internal temperature of the thigh and breast will read 165°F when it’s ready to be served.
Paleo Sweet Potato Pie
Ingredients for Filling:
2 1/4 – Cups Cooked Sweet Potatoes
3/4 Cup – Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup – Ghee or Coconut Oil
Cream from one can of Coconut Milk
2 – Eggs and 3 – Egg Whites
2 Tbsp – Vanilla
1 Tsp – Cinnamon
2 Tsp – Gelatin
Ingredients for Crust:
2 – Eggs
2 Cups – Sifted Almond Flour
1/8 Cup – Ghee or Coconut Oil
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, take your large bowl and mix all the pie ingredients together very well. Take another mixing bowl and mix your crust ingredients together until it looks like dough. Grease your pie pan and place the crust dough in the middle. Slowly spread it out with the palm of your hand. It should cover the entire bottom of the pan. Pour in the filling and let bake for for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour and serve warm or cold.
Paleo Egg Nog
4 – Egg Yolks
2 ½ Cups – Almond Milk
1 Can – Full-fat Coconut Milk
½ Cup – Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp – vanilla extract
2 Tsp – Fresh Ground Nutmeg
1 Tsp – Ground Cinnamon
Take a small bowl and whisk together the 4 egg yolks and set aside. Take a medium saucepan and mix in the rest of the ingredients, bring to a simmer over medium heat for about 1 minute and then reduce to low heat. Take one cup of your hot almond milk mixture and add it to the egg yolks very slowly. Do not cook them! Whisk continuously.
Next, move the egg yolk mixture over to the saucepan slowly, and continuously stir for about 3 minutes. Place the saucepan in an ice-bath and stir for another 3 minutes. Serve and enjoy, or if you would like your Paleo Egg Nog to be a little thicker, refrigerate for about 2 hours.
We hope these holiday recipes help you stay fit and lean over the holidays. If you need to work that extra weight off, continue reading to see how CrossFit Invoke can help!
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